Maggie Groat, Georgia Dickie, Laurie Kang , Bernie Collins: The Gatherer
February 2–26, 2012

The Gatherer:
Maggie Groat
Georgia Dickie
Laurie Kang
Bernie Collins

February 2nd – 26th, 2012
Opens: Thursday, February 2nd, 6-9 p.m.
1086 ½ Queen St. W. Toronto, ON
Hours: Wed – Sat 12-6 p.m. & Sun 1-5 p.m.

The Gatherer brings together four artists all working within the frameworks of collage.  A collection of works inspired by landscapes and form. Sculpture, collage and photography suggesting the landscape and the possibilities of an imaginary space.

Maggie Groat is a visual artist working in collage, sculpture, intervention and field studies. Forming an ongoing research-based practice, her work explores the interdisciplinary potential of artistic intervention and envisioning. Maggie studied visual art and philosophy at York University before attending The University of Guelph, where she received an MFA degree in 2010. She is currently living and working in Toronto, Ontario.

Georgia Dickie was born in 1989 in Toronto, Canada. Working primarily in sculpture, her practice has developed out of an interest in primary form, functionality, and embellishment. Currently based in Toronto, she received her BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2011. Her work has been shown in a number of group shows in Toronto, including at Thrush Holmes Empire (2010) and MKG127 (2011).

Laurie Kang is a Toronto-based artist working in film photography, collage and sculpture. I'm reconfiguring images of abstract textures and idyllic landscapes. She received her BFA from Concordia University.  Examining the medium of photography, she explores abstraction, drawing from both fictions and realities to create ambiguous, new sur-realities. Kang's artwork has been exhibited at Art Mur, Montreal, Gallery 44, Toronto, Jen Beckman Gallery, New York and selected by the Magenta Flash Forward competition (2011) and Jen Beckman Hey, Hot Shots (2012).

Bernie Collins is working with collage and scanned images creating a distance and distortion from the original images, which have been striped of function allowing illusion to arise. Born in Nottingham, England. Collin’s is currently finishing her degree at OCADU, majoring in Drawing & Painting due to graduate in 2012.

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